In This Edition:

• Boston Crusaders will dream the impossible dream in '16

• California Dreamin' with the Madison Scouts

• Mandarins hire a new corps director

• And more!

The Academy

If you’re in the market for bright pink ostrich feathers, the Academy has what you need and more, in this sale on uniforms, flags and props.

Blue Devils

Sit inside the circle in this video of Blue Devils’ brass line warming up for their 2015 World Championship Finals performance.


Bluecoats alums are raising money to help offset the touring costs of current corps members.

Boston Crusaders

The Boston Crusaders revealed the title of their 2016 production, “Don Quixote: The Man of La Mancha.”

The Cadets

Auditions for the Cadets' winter percussion ensemble will take place this Sunday, September 27, at South Mountain Middle School in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Arrangers Marty McCartt (brass) and David Nelson (percussion) are set to lead the Colts’ 2016 music staff. "Marty writes with such a fresh, creative style. His tone and color will bring a unique sound to the Colts,” program coordinator Howard Weinstein said. “Combine that with the musicality of David's percussion work and the blend should be a joy for the fans as well as the students performing."


Crossmen announced the members of the corps’ 2016 brass and color guard staff.


Arturo Cano will lead Genesis’ brass program during the corps’ 2016 season.


Brandon Day and Matt Edwards will head the Guardians’ brass caption in 2016. “I am going to put together an amazing staff that is dedicated to excellence and making a statement in Open Class for years to come,” Day said.

Jersey Surf

Meet this Jersey Surf alum who is a brass player turned craft brewer.


Legends member Aly Michalke has been selected as a 2016 member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

Madison Scouts

Drum corps fans in California will have the opportunity to see the Madison Scouts during the corps’ 2016 summer tour.


A former director of Santa Clara Vanguard and most recently Spirit of Atlanta in 2015, J.W. Koester will join the Mandarins administrative staff for the summer of 2016.

Pacific Crest

More than 260 people attended Pacific Crest’s 2015 banquet and awards luncheon last Sunday, September 20, in Brea, California.

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